4 Your Information: What you need to know about Erie County Fair traffic


HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County Fair is underway.

As fairgoers head to the Hamburg Fairgrounds through next Sunday, expect delays and heavier-than-normal traffic.

According to NITTEC, anticipated peak volume days are Friday, Aug. 9, Saturday, Aug. 10, Sunday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18.

The South Park Avenue entrance parking lot is the smallest, and fairgoers are encouraged to use other approaches.

“The best way to access the Fair is via Route 219 Armor-Duells Road exit and follow Armor-Duells west to Clark Street,” a travel advisory from NITTEC reads. “The Fair parking lots will be on the right side of Clark Street.”

Those headed out to the fair Thursday night should keep in mind that it’s also the Buffalo Bills’ first preseason game, starting at 7 p.m. at New Era Field in Orchard Park.

Road closures for Thursday night’s game are as follows:

  • 1:45 p.m. Abbott Rd. will be closed to vehicle traffic between the entrance to Lot 4 (north end of closure) and Lot 2 (south end of closure.)
  • 3 p.m. New Era Field parking lots will open.
  • 5:30 p.m. Stadium gates will open.
  • 9 p.m. The westbound side of Route 20A (Big Tree Rd.) will be closed from Abbott Rd. to the Route 219 overpass.

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